Tom Sharky is a narcotics cop in Atlanta who's demoted to vice after a botched bust. In the depths of this lowly division, while investigating a high-dollar prostitution ring, Sharky stumbles across a mob murder with government ties, and responds by assembling his downtrodden fellow investigators (Sharky's "machine") to find the leaders and bring them to justice before they kill off all his partners and witnesses, including Sharky himself. Written by
Nobody leans on Sharky's Machine. [Theatrical]
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Did You Know?
This movie was made and released about three years after William Diehl
's novel "Sharky's Machine" was first published in 1978. See more
Watch the locomotives pulling the train in the open scenes. Sometimes they're F.E.C. (Florida East Coast R.R.) locomotives and at other times they're Family Lines/Seaboard Coast Line/CSX. These are two separate rail lines to Miami that run parallel to each other but are a few miles apart. Much of the opening scene footage, however, seems to have been shot along the CSX (ex-Family Lines, ex-Seaboard Coast Line, ex-Seaboard Air Line) track. See more
You all right, partner?
Of course not, you asshole. I'm shot!
Referenced in Reynolds City
My Funny Valentine
Performed by Chet Baker
Written by Richard Rodgers
& Lorenz Hart
Courtesy Liberty Records
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